Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst passes away at 30

31 Jan 2022 | Camilla Suarez

The beauty pageant industry and fans were brought to shock with the tragic news of former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst’s untimely and unfortunate demise. The 30-year old leaped to her death from her high-rise condominium building in Midtown on Sunday morning and was found dead in the street below. The New York Police Department confirmed it to be a death by suicide soon after.

"In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie. Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined,” her family said in an official statement.



Cheslie Corrinne Kryst was an American television presenter, model, and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2019. As Miss USA, she represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2019 competition and finished in the top ten. Outside of pageantry, Kryst was a licensed attorney and had served as a correspondent for Extra from October 2019.

A few moments before her tragic step, the diva posted on her social media, “May this day bring you rest and peace.” After the news broke out, the whole pageant industry was taken aback and poured in condolences as they remembered the ever-so loved Cheslie.

“Cheslie embodied love and served others, whether through her work as an attorney fighting for social justice, as Miss USA and as a host on EXTRA. But, most importantly, as a daughter, sister, friend, mentor and colleague- we know her impact will live on,” the family added as they asked for privacy to reflect on their loss.



The Miss USA organization also took to their social handle to mourn the loss as they wrote, “The Miss Universe and Miss USA Organizations are devastated to learn about the loss of Miss USA 2019 Cheslie Kryst. She was one of the brightest, warmest, and most kind people we have ever had the privilege of knowing, and she lit up every room she entered. Our entire community mourns her loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time.”

The unfortunate news has left everyone shocked and devastated. Our heartiest condolences to the family and closed ones of Cheslie Kryst. Rest in power queen!